Originally Posted by scot_wm
When I looked at the sharpness, I was 3 feet from the panel. I looked at both straight lines and lettering. Even with the sharpness control set to 0, there was a very, very faint trace of edge halo. The sharpness control showed very little effect on the edge halo at settings under 12. From a viewing distance of 8 feet, the difference between 12 and 15 cannot be seen, so I just set the sharpness up to the nearest multiple of 5.
The nearest multiple of 5????? I must have missed something at the SpectraCal seminar.
Check sharpness at six inches with a magnifying glass if you need it. If a halo exists, turn down sharpness until it disappears. Then continue to turn down sharpness and see if the picture changes for better or worse. Stop at the "sharpest" picture point. On HD sets with HD patterns this point is 0 more often than not.
Originally Posted by CHAVES07
i just orderd the disney WOW world of wonder calibration disc, i read that its a good calibration disc and very helpful , has any body tryed it out?
This relates to my above post re: sharpness. The AVS Forum audience is a small one in the world of television so I don't think my information is going to put the TV calibration disc manufacturers out of business.
There is a free disc available. Go here
. If you have a DVD burner download the AVCHD file, expand it, and burn the resulting iso file to a blank DVD disc. Also, download the Patterns Manual pdf file from the same page.
That disc contains everything you need to calibrate your set short of gray scale, color gamut, and gamma. Actually, if you have a spectroradiometer or colorimeter and software (ChromaPure, CalMan, or ColorHCFR) you can do a complete ISF style calibration because patterns for all three software versions are on the disc too.
You only need to use 5 patterns and the patterns manual describes exactly what you are looking for.
1) Basic Settings #1, Black Clipping - Use this to set black level with the brightness control.
2) Basic Settings #3, White Clipping - Use this to set white level with the contrast control.
3) Basic Settings #4, Flashing Color Bars - Use this to set color saturation (actually, Chroma gain) with the color control and hue with the tint control. On the Samsung 600 series sets, select the blue only mode rather than using a blue filter.
4) Basic Settings #5, Sharpness & Overscan - Use this to set sharpness.
5) Misc. Patterns (A), A4, Color Clipping - Use this to check that none of the three primaries, red, green, and blue, are being clipped. If one or more are you need to adjust the contrast control and/or the color control.
Now go back and recheck black and white levels. Some compromises may need to be made, but this is a part of caibration.
Before adjusting any of the above, turn off all the automatic controls that relate to dark levels, color, etc. They only work AGAINST you.
That's it. It's all you have to do. It's all you can do. Beyond this point requires a meter, software, and knowledge. If you don't have all three and you mess with custom color, white balance, 10 pt. white balance, or gamma you're asking for trouble. None
of these things can be set by eye.